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Michael R. Tippett

Michael R. Tippett



Mike Tippett represents institutional and entrepreneurial owners, investors, developers and tenants in buying, selling, developing and leasing commercial real estate projects of all types, with a particular focus on multi-tenant office and retail and single tenant, net leased properties. Mike also has significant experience in representing lenders and borrowers in negotiating, documenting and closing acquisition and development, construction, permanent and mezzanine loans, and in a variety of post-closing loan servicing matters, including loan modifications and restructurings, loan workouts, and the disposition of REO properties.

Prior to attending law school, Mike spent approximately 10 years in the shopping center development industry. This background gives him a unique ability to bring a business-oriented perspective to the handling of his clients' matters.


  • Represented a national retail pharmacy chain in the acquisition of more than 130 store sites throughout the State of Georgia, many of which involved multi-parcel assemblages and simultaneous closings with multiple sellers.
  • Represented an international restaurant chain in buying, ground leasing, and developing in excess of 150 locations throughout the country, and in a variety of sale/leaseback financing transactions.
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition, financing, development and sale of more than 20 single tenant, net leased retail and restaurant properties throughout the States of Georgia and Texas.
  • Represented an institutional lender in the disposition of more than 80 multi-family REO properties throughout the country.
  • Represented a privately funded real estate investment group in the acquisition, financing and sale of neighborhood and community shopping centers in New York, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi and Iowa.
  • Represented a New York based institutional investor in the acquisition of single tenant "big box" retail stores in Virginia and Tennessee having an aggregate value in excess of $37,000,000.
  • Represented an Atlanta based privately held real estate investment company in leasing transactions for its portfolio of office properties.
  • Represented a privately held real estate investment company in the acquisition of multi-family projects in the State of Florida having an aggregate value of over $68,000,000, including the closing of acquisition loans totaling $52,000,000.
  • Represented a national logistics and ground transportation company in leasing industrial facilities throughout the country ranging from 20,000 square feet to in excess of 200,000 square feet.
  • Represented one of the country's largest banks in ground leasing 13 branch bank sites throughout the Atlanta area.
  • Represented numerous healthcare providers in leasing multiple medical office properties throughout Georgia and Florida.
  • Represented an industrial development company in financing and refinancing 6 industrial projects throughout the Atlanta area.
  • Represented a privately held real estate investment company in the $20,000,000 refinancing of a hotel property in downtown Atlanta.
  • Represented multiple investors in the acquisition, financing and disposition of single tenant, net leased properties throughout the country, including effecting §1031 tax-deferred exchange transactions.
  • Represented a variety of banks and master and special servicers in a host of workout matters involving a variety of structures, including forbearance agreements, loan modifications, discounted payoffs, deeds in lieu of foreclosures, foreclosures, and REO dispositions.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Estate, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Georgia State University Real Estate Alumni Group
  • University of Georgia Real Estate Alumni Group


  • Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1996)
  • Georgia State University (M.S., Real Estate and Urban Development, 1988)
  • University of Georgia (B.B.A., Real Estate and Finance, cum laude, 1982)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia


  • Shareholder, Click & Null, Atlanta (2003-2009)
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge, Atlanta (1996-2003)


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